Community resource lists

These lists are vetted and curated by library staff experts familiar with the subject matter. 

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Career research and skill building

Resources and organizations to improve your skills, in multiple languages and for specific community groups.

Citizenship and immigration resources

Citizenship and immigration resources including citizenship classes and legal resources.

College help for teens

The college admissions process can be tricky to navigate. Use these sites to guide your college application and admissions process.

Know your rights as a worker

Wherever you work, you have rights under the law. These resources can help you learn about your rights as a worker and how to get help if you believe your rights are being violated.

Find a book discussion group

Talking together about books builds understanding and community. Find your group in the local area or online.

For caregivers of older adults

Local and online resources to help caregivers of older adults.

Free online tutoring resources for students

Free online tutoring resources for students

Job help for teens

The library can help you prepare for job interviews.

Job search sites

Resources and organizations that fit your needs. The library can help you create a resume, assist in online job search, prepare for interviews and connect with community partners.

Legal advocacy and assistance by subject area

Law help: includes a list of organizations and agencies who provide legal help or information by population served or type of problem.

Legal aid and resources

Law help: providing sites for free and reduced-cost legal help and legal forms.

Local homeschooling organizations

A list of web academies, organizations, classes, and Facebook groups that support homeschooling families.

Local resources for writers

Resources for writers at the library and in the community

Mail-order house plan and design catalogs

Some houses are custom-designed by an architect, for a specific site. But most houses weren’t built that way. During the 20th century, many houses were built from plans that the owner or builder purchased from a catalog. Some houses came as “kits,” with plans and a complete set of building materials cut to size and ready to assemble.

Market research resources

Resources for small business market research

Research your family history

Research your family history with these popular resources.

Resources for book discussion groups

All about book clubs, book groups and book discussion.

Resources for LGBTQ+ youth and their families

Youth who identify as LGBTQ+ benefit from a caring network of family, friends and peers. Here are some organizations and resources that can help provide that support.


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Find food, shelter and other basic services in the Portland Metro area

These resources can get you started on your search for basic services.

Online help for learning English

Online help for learning English

Using maps for house and neighborhood history

Find detailed information about your neighborhood, street or even your house from maps.

Volunteering with kids

Many local organizations allow young people to volunteer alongside the adults in their lives. Here are some community service opportunities where your whole family can make an impact.

Taxes in 2024: Forms and assistance

The deadline to file federal and state tax returns is Monday April 15. Library staff cannot prepare returns, advise on tax matters, or interpret tax law, but they can help connect you with resources.

Talking with kids about race and racism

Websites and recommended books for families